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Main Entry: assist
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: help
Synonyms: abetment, aid, assistance, backing, benefit, boost, collaboration, comfort, compensation, cooperation, facilitation, furtherance, hand, helping hand, lift, reinforcement, relief, service, support
Antonyms: hindrance, hurt, stop, stoppage, thwarting
Main Entry: assist
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: help
Synonyms: abet, aid, back, bail out, benefit, boost, collaborate, cooperate, do for, expedite, facilitate, further, give a boost, give a leg up, give a lift, go down the line for, go for, go to bat for, go with, grease the wheels, hype*, lend a hand, make a pitch for, open doors, plug*, puff, push*, put on the map, reinforce, relieve, ride shotgun, root for, run interference for, serve, stand up for, stump, support, sustain, take care of, thump, work for, work with
Antonyms: hinder, hurt, stop, thwart
Main Entry: accommodate
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: perform service
Synonyms: afford, aid, arrange, assist, avail, benefit, bow, comfort, convenience, defer, favor, furnish, gratify, help, humor, indulge, oblige, pamper, please, provide, serve, settle, submit, suit, supply, support, sustain, yield
Antonyms: bar, block, frustrate, hinder, impede, limit, obstruct, prevent, stop
Main Entry: aid
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: help, support
Synonyms: advancement, advice, advocacy, alleviation, allowance, assist, assistance, attention, backing, backup, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, bounty, care, charity, comfort, compensation, cooperation, deliverance, encouragement, endowment, favor, furtherance, gift, giving, guidance, hand, handout, leg up, lift, ministration, ministry, patronage, promotion, reinforcement, relief, rescue, reward, salvation, service, shot in the arm, subsidy, sustenance, treatment
Antonyms: blockage, hindrance, impediment, injury, obstruction
Main Entry: aid
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: help, support
Synonyms: abet, alleviate, assist, bail out, befriend, benefact, encourage, favor, go to bat for, go with, lend a hand, lighten, mitigate, open doors for, promote, relieve, serve, stick up for, straighten out, subsidize, sustain
Antonyms: block, hinder, hurt, impede, injure, obstruct
Main Entry: assistance
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: help
Synonyms: abetment, aid, assist, backing, benefit, boost, collaboration, comfort, compensation, cooperation, facilitation, furtherance, hand, help, helping hand, lift, reinforcement, relief, service, support, sustenance
Antonyms: hindrance, hurt, injury, stop, stoppage
Main Entry: back
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: support
Synonyms: abet, abide by, advocate, ally, angel*, assist, bankroll, boost, champion, countenance, encourage, endorse, favor, finance, give a boost, give a leg up, give a lift, go to bat for, grubstake, sanction, second, side with, sponsor, stake, stand behind, stick by, stick up for, subsidize, sustain, underwrite, uphold
Antonyms: discourage, dissuade
Main Entry: befriend
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: make social acquaintance; support
Synonyms: advise, aid, assist, back, benefit, buddy up, case out, come on to, cotton to, encourage, favor, get chummy with, get in with, help, hit it off, patronize, side with, stand by, sustain, take under one's wing, take up with, uphold, welcome
Antonyms: ignore, neglect
Main Entry: benefit
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: help, enhance
Synonyms: advance, advantage, aid, ameliorate, assist, avail, be good for, better, build, contribute to, do for one, do the trick, favor, fill the bill, further, improve, make a killing, make it, pay, pay off, profit, promote, relieve, serve, succor, work for
Antonyms: handicap, harm, hinder, hurt, injure
Main Entry: bolster
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: help
Synonyms: aid, assist, bear up, boost, brace, buck up, bulwark, buoy, buttress, carry, cushion, help, hold up, maintain, pick up, pillow, prop, reinforce, shore up, stay, strengthen, support, sustain, uphold
Antonyms: hinder, not support, obstruct, prevent, undermine
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